In January, we reported word from our sources that in 2010 Ford will drop the current two-valve, 4.6-liter V-8 and three-valve, 4.6- and 5.4-liter V-8 engines for the F-150 pickup truck and replace them with a new 5.0-liter V-8, code-named "Coyote," that will be shared with the new Mustang. Now, a Ford exec in Australia has said on the record that the engine exists.
Drive Magazine quotes Russell Christophers, Ford Australia's product development director, who said about the Coyote and its anticipated approximately 400-horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque power ratings: “I have seen the performance curves and it is a pretty good engine.”
The V-8 is not dead. Stay tuned.
[Source: Drive Magazine]